People with tendon pain need to be empowered with knowledge

Education is arguably the most important component of treatment for someone with tendon pain. This very brief blog goes through the major areas of knowledge that benefit people recovering from tendon pain (and many other conditions for that matter). The figure below also provides a summary of some of this information. 1) Pain and pain […]

“Scrutinising” your sources of information

In June last year, I published a blog post titled – “Injury Management: Shared-decision making in a digital age”. In that post, I discussed the notion of how digital technology is influencing the course of health and wellbeing management in the clinical sense, and we discussed tips for successfully navigating the digital journey and online […]

The Difficult Ankle

“Persistent Pain after a Typical Ankle Sprain” Ankle sprains present as one of the most common sporting injuries. They can be incredibly minor and resolve rapidly with simple interventions, but others, do not progress so easily. These athletes may suffer persistent pain, swelling, instability and impaired function for months to come rendering the athlete unable […]

Injury Management: Shared-decision making in the digital age.

Times have certainly changed. We rarely spend a moment disconnected from technology; carrying our smartphones everywhere, tracking various aspects of our health and wellbeing through apps and activity trackers (like Fitbits, Apple watches, etc). On top of that, at the first sign of a niggle, ache or pain, many of us turn to Dr. Google, […]

What is the difference between KLT and other gym programming ?

KLT vs other Gym Programming ? Traditional gym training commonly contains isolation and focuses on individual muscles. It often gains stability from external supports such as seats and benches. It rarely is able to mimic everyday activity or sporting activities. Kinetic Link Training is a precise and comprehensive functional strength and conditioning training system. KLT […]

Training Loads and Injury

There is currently emerging evidence that an athletes training loads do in fact have a clear relationship to injury. This may not come as a big surprise to many, but it can be extremely challenging to firstly understand load, then be able to accurately monitor it and then utilise this information to actually guide and […]

Gluteal Tendinopathy – A Pain In The… Hip

Gluteal tendinopathy is a common condition that causes pain on the outside of the hip and often the upper thigh. Like Peter said in the previous blog, often pain arises due to a reduction in tolerance of the tendon to perform certain activities. This often includes going up or down stairs, walking, sitting with crossed […]

You Can Manage Your Tendon Pain Better Than Any Doctor

Tendinopathy is a painful conditions affecting many tendons such as the Achilles, lateral elbow, lateral hip and rotator cuff tendons. The more I practice and specialise in tendons, the more I realise that all I am doing is guiding you, the patient during your recovery. In fact, I do almost nothing else to get patients […]

Top 5 Marathon Injuries

With the Melbourne marathon only 11 weeks away and training programs in full swing, it is important to be on the lookout for injury which can disrupt even the best of preparations. Research suggests that running injuries alone are very common and occur in 18 to 92% of all runners (Dias Lopes 2102). Unfortunately, as […]

Marathon training plan to avoid injury and boost performance

Alan Owen-Jones is a run coach we’ve had a fair bit to do with here at Complete. Like all runners, he has had the odd running injury here and there and we have had the pleasure of assisting him – so I’ve asked him to return the favour and write a small blog post about […]

Hamstring injuries were by far the most common injury in the AFL in 2014. 8 Key Risk Factors for Hamstring Injury

8 Key Risk Factors for Hamstring Injury Non modifiable: Unable to change 1. Previous Hamstring injury Significant risk factor Greater risk of recurrence with greater injury severity 2. Age 2.5 times greater risk if >25 years old 3. Previous injuries  Especially knee injuries such as an ACL reconstruction Modifiable: Able to change 4. Muscle weakness […]

Hamstring Strain Rehabilitation: Key Principles

To maximise your outcome after a hamstring injury, it is vital to consider how you run and if this is contributing to your risk of injury. We know from research studies that the hamstring is most commonly injured during the terminal swing phase of running where the leg is extending forward preparing the foot for […]